United States government shutdown looms amid immigration battle

The Latest Schumer says many Dems oppose spending billMore

But there are perils. Republican leaders say that should be dealt with separately, noting that the government's authority to spend expires Friday while DACA remains in effect until early March, allowing for more time to take up that issue. "So there's very, very strong support not to go along with their deal".

House GOP leaders, seeking to lock down support among conservatives for the stopgap funding measure, are looking to sweeten it with a plan to delay implementation of unpopular taxes on medical devices and generous employer-subsidized health care taxes, according to GOP aides. And the White House director of legislative affairs, Marc Short, told reporters there was "no artificial timeline" for a deal on so-called Dreamers and that it would be "herculean" to get it done by this week.

In a special U.S. Senate election in Alabama late past year, the president first backed the incumbent candidate in the Republican primary, Luther Strange, who had been named temporarily to fill the seat vacated by Jeff Sessions when Trump named him U.S. attorney general.

The Republican president rejected a bipartisan agreement reached by a group of senators. Republicans don't want to deal with Democrats on this. Trump has denied using that word.

For example, it is becoming tiresome that Republicans, as a party, are being taken to task every time the president utters an expletive (most recently related to US immigration policy) or fires off a tweet that rankles liberals.

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) emerged from a meeting with Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) on Wednesday night saying House Republicans don't yet have the votes to pass another short-term spending fix, called a continuing resolution (CR).

To flip that script, Lamb must "run a ideal campaign", said Mike Mikus, a Democratic campaign strategist who has run congressional races in the Pittsburgh area.

The meeting was to consider a bipartisan immigration deal to protect the "dreamers" - young immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children, including the 690,000 now enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that Trump has canceled.

"There's four of 'em", Graham told reporters.

Democrats allege Republicans will be responsible if the government shuts down, arguing they have been given ample time to come to a consensus on key issues and they don't want to continue to "kick the can down the road".

There is no reason for a Republican - be it USA senators Ted Cruz or John Cornyn of Texas - to have to answer for a remark made by the president.

Analyst Ed Mills at financial firm Raymond James said another short-term extension is expected.

What happens in a government shutdown?

"Should a shutdown occur, we do not expect much of a market reaction", Mills noted. Democrats said they're still unlikely to support the measure without an agreement on immigration.

Meanwhile, there are increasingly urgent deadlines for disaster aid and renewal of the popular Children's Health Insurance Program.

Here's the reality: If you don't give House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, this short-term spending bill, he's going to have to negotiate with Democrats (or the Senate has to go first on this, which creates a whole new set of messes).

Talks also continued on related issues, including how to fund a children's healthcare programme and to establish higher spending caps for the US military and other domestic programs.

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said he was more focussed on producing a bill that Trump would not veto.

Durbin intends to introduce the bipartisan agreement as legislation on Wednesday, spokesman Ben Marter said.

Trump said in September he was terminating the DACA programme, launched by his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama, effective in March.

Senate Democratic leaders are insisting that the stop-gap measure include deportation protections for the young undocumented immigrants, and the potential loss of their votes over the lack of that provision threatens to spark a shutdown.

Democrats have said they see Friday as the deadline to proceed with an immigration deal and the other policy measures which they have described as one package of demands.

Related News:

  • Akshay Kumar starrer 'PadMan' to have a special screening at Oxford University

    Akshay Kumar starrer 'PadMan' to have a special screening at Oxford University

    He is undoubtedly a great actor but needless to say, he is an unbelievable human being in real life. Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna are proud parents of two adorable kids- Aarav and Nitara.
    Brigitte Bardot Brands #MeToo Campaigners 'Hypocritical And Ridiculous'

    Brigitte Bardot Brands #MeToo Campaigners 'Hypocritical And Ridiculous'

    Brigitte Bardot has become the latest iconic French actress to criticise the #MeToo movement which continues to oust sexual harassers in Hollywood.
    Oppo launches Oppo A83 Smartphone outside China

    Oppo launches Oppo A83 Smartphone outside China

    Oppo , the Chinese Smartphone maker company has tweeted the launch date of the Oppo A83 smartphone in India. This phone offers connectivity options of 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS.
  • Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Game Trailer and Details

    Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Game Trailer and Details

    These choices will allow Harry Potter fans to create the legacy of the witch or wizard they want to become. This is the first of two upcoming Potter games to come from Warner Bros' new Portkey Games label.
    New US Airstrike In Somalia Kills 13 Al-Shabab Members

    New US Airstrike In Somalia Kills 13 Al-Shabab Members

    The U.S. delegation was led by Ambassador Don Yamamoto, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, and included U.S. While ISIS-allied fighters control territory in the country's north, Al-Shabab fighters control land in the south of Somalia.
    Ball out vs Thunder, unlikely to play Friday either

    Ball out vs Thunder, unlikely to play Friday either

    Noel could be cut loose by the Lakers for cap space, or potentially retained if Los Angeles can't lure two top-tier free agents. While it was good that Ingram was able to return, Lonzo Ball missed his second straight game with a knee sprain.
  • Man with umbrella prompts lockdown at Kirkland hospital

    Man with umbrella prompts lockdown at Kirkland hospital

    And as for the thing he was carrying on his back, officials quickly determined that it was simply an umbrella. At 9:05 a.m., a hospital spokesperson announced on Twitter that EvergreenHealth had been placed on lockdown.
    Unemployment Numbers Strong for December and All of 2017

    Unemployment Numbers Strong for December and All of 2017

    That's the lowest full-year total ever, handily besting the prior record - 4.9 percent unemployment in both 1995 and 2016. The largest private sector job losses were in retail trade, construction, as well as leisure and hospitality.
    Unusual Activity Spotted in Aradigm Corp (ARDM) as Shares Move 0.97%

    Unusual Activity Spotted in Aradigm Corp (ARDM) as Shares Move 0.97%

    Investors sentiment is 1.02 in 2017 Q3. 881.34 million shares or 0.46% more from 877.29 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Johnson Fincl Gru Inc holds 0.35% of its portfolio in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) for 12,660 shares. (NASDAQ:HAS) for 29,064 shares.
  • Lawmakers urging compromise on DACA deal

    That last word lingers hugely; it means they get to deny one specific word and feel good about having been technically honest. Mr Trump responded by saying his language was "tough" but not the language used in the news reports.
    Texas vs. Texas Tech - 1/17/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    Texas vs. Texas Tech - 1/17/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    The Longhorns opened up an 11-point lead in the 2nd half, but the Red Raiders chipped away, cutting it to 4 with 7:10 to play. Jericho Sims added 9 rebounds, while Matt Coleman chipped in 9 points with a team-high 5 assists as well in the loss.
    World's longest underwater cave discovered in Mexico

    World's longest underwater cave discovered in Mexico

    The largest known flooded cave on earth has been discovered in Mexico by a team of divers after a project lasting nearly a year. Some cenotes acquired particular religious significance to the Maya, whose descendants continue to inhabit the region.


Most liked

Thousands evacuated as lava flows from Philippines volcano
The volcano has been spewing lava and hurling rocks, leading to ash clouds drifting toward southwest. A year earlier, it erupted killing five hikers, including three Germans who strayed near its summit.

Election Commission announce poll schedule for Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura
Terms of the three 60-seat state assemblies of Meghalaya , Nagaland and Tripura would expire on March 6, 13, and 14, respectively. By forming the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), the BJP has begun its attempt to align itself with regional parties there.

Liberum Capital Reiterates Sell Rating for Debenhams (DEB)
Six research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and seven have given a hold rating to the company's stock. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 1.07694, the 3 month is 1.07694, and the 1 month is now 0.99745.

Apple to Give Employees $2500 Following New US Tax Laws
Further reports have also revealed that the stock will be granted to Apple's employees worldwide over the course of a few months. That law gave huge tax breaks to corporations, many of whom have announced nominal bonuses for employees, including Apple.

Investor Review: Franco Nev Corp (FNV) Shares Under the Microscope
After $3.27 actual EPS reported by Amgen Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.65% negative EPS growth. It improved, as 31 investors sold COR shares while 85 reduced holdings. 116 funds opened positions while 640 raised stakes.

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), bluebird bio, Inc. (BLUE)
Shares of International Business Machines closed the previous trading session at 167.70 up +3.85 2.35% with shares trading hands. Private Capital Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of International Business Machines by 71.3% in the 3rd quarter.

Australian Open: Nadal, Kyrgios set for 2nd-round matches
Ukrainian Svitolina will next face 15-year-old compatriot Marta Kostyuk, who beat Australian wildcard Olivia Rogowska 6-3 7-5. Dimitrov's reward for beating McDonald is a match against No. 30 Andrey Rublev , who beat him at the U.S.

Metal Gear Survive Open Beta Available Now On Xbox One
Place fortifications and defensive weapons strategically to give you an advantage against ever intensifying enemies. You might want to simply jump into an online game of Metal Gear Survive and see what skills would benefit you best.

Shock Jock Howard Stern to Induct Bon Jovi into the Rock Hall
Dire Straits , The Moody Blues , The Cars , Nina Simone and early influence gospel singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe are also slated for induction.

Called a Racist, Trump Threatens to Kill DACA Talks
A near-universal 94 percent of Clinton voters disagreed with the statement, majority citing strong disagreement, and 92 percent said they considered it racist.

YouTube Ending Monetization for Smaller Channels
However, the updated thresholds will make it harder for newer people to become big and famous on YouTube in the future. Ads will only run on Google Preferred videos verified to be compliant with YouTube's ad criteria .

UAE to Give Measured Response to Qatar for Alleged Interception of Planes
What's behind Middle East diplomatic freeze? Rouhani reiterated Iran's cooperation with Qatar amid the dispute. They accused Qatar of funding terrorism, a charge it denies.

ProShare Advisors LLC Cuts Position in Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC)
FMR LLC owned 1.75% of First Data Corporation (FDC ) worth $217.12 million at the end of the most recent reporting period. The sales growth rate helps investors determine how strong the overall growth-orientation is for a stock or portfolio.

Zac Efron shares a first look of himself as Ted Bundy
Bundy admitted to killing 30 women and girls between 1974 and 1978 - but officials believe the number could actually be higher. Actor Zac Efron is known for his good looks and charm, traits which he often puts to good use in a variety of comedies.

United States claims North Korea is guilty of WannaCry attack: What's next?
Bossert said other countries including Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Canada also agreed with the United States conclusion. Bossert declined to comment about the Hutchins case, but said "we got lucky" that the WannaCry attack was not more damaging.